05-07-08: Community Notes

Legion to hold flea market, bake sale and pancake breakfast SaturdayThe American Legion Auxiliary Unit 77 is having a flea market, bake Sale and a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.on Saturday

Housing market will correct itself sans government help

Freedom New Mexico No one can now deny the obvious: The housing bubble, especially in high-priced real estate markets, has popped. New home sales are projected to fall nationwide to 805,000 this year, down 23 percent from 1.05 million last year, the National Association of Realtors has reported. If that happens, it would be the […]

Farmers Market, Fair and School Registration times

Market bellringer… Hayden Garnett, grandson of Judy Smith, rang in the beginning of sales on Tuesday at the Tucumcari Farmer’s Market at Wailes Park on Route 66. Smith, who is the market coordinator, signals the start of each sale day with a bell. About two dozen prospective customers were lined up behind several pickups whose […]

05-02-2007: Community Notes

THS scholarship awards ceremony on Thursday Tucumcari High School will hold its scholarship awards ceremony at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the high school auditorium. The students and staff wish to thank the organizations, clubs and individuals in the community for their continued support and invites them to attend the ceremony. American Legion bake sale, […]

Farmers market opens Saturday

QCS Staff Ready for some fresh home-grown produce? Tucumcari’s Farmers Market opens on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Wailes Park at Tucumcari Boulevard and Date Street. “We usually start out with four or five vendors. We have a total list of 17 vendors,” said Bobbie DeFoor, who has been involved with the market for about […]

Cattle ranchers hear concerns

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun If beef consumption is rising around America and the rest of the world, why are American cattle growers making less money in the market? It’s a question cattle growers wish they didn’t have to ask, and a national organization tried to answer at an assembly Friday night. The Tucumcari […]

Cattlemen have no business in cologne

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Dear J.D., I just got wind of your latest venture into the entrepreneurial world. It’s odd that if I’d heard you’d merged with Tyson Foods or been arrested transporting Amish across the state line, I’d have shaken my head but taken it in stride. As it was, I sat back […]

11/12 Editorial

Far too much is being made about allegedly “obscene” oil company profits, most often by demagogues trying to whip up the mob with allegations of “price gouging,” industry collusion and “profiteering.” We expect this from politicians and pundits of the anti-capitalist stripe, and from greens reluctant to point the finger at a U.S. regulatory climate […]

Harsh regulations will mean hardship for auto industry

Freedom Newspapers Some pointless ideas die hard, which is an accurate description of the fuel economy standards the federal government imposes on automakers. The Bush administration, although allegedly in favor of freer markets, announced new standards this week that will require higher gas mileage ratings for the light trucks that dominate U.S. roads. The standards […]

Cattle producers living high on the hog

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist The beef market for the last two years must be driving economists nuts. There are so many factors affecting the price of cattle other than supply and demand, the playing field is littered with mortar craters. It would be analogous to a basketball game where baskets count, but one could […]